09/04

No place I’d rather be

By Geisha Bar
akika

So apparently the quarter-life crisis is a Real Thing. And I think I’ve been having one!

What am I going to do with my life? How will I know if I’m on the right path? Will I ever be able to afford to buy a house? What skincare routine should I be using now? Next decade? Will I age gracefully? What if I never meet someone to grow old with? Do people like me? What if I become terminally ill and I haven’t made every day count? Will I ever get to do all the travel I want to? How does recycling work?

It’s exhausting being in your twenties, I tell you what!

The other day I went into the city, bought a pack of Marlboro Menthols, went down to the Swan riverfront, and sat on a bench smoking darts and looking out across the water. I smoked half that pack as I sat there thinking about life. And I haven’t smoked in YEARS!

I think what’s got me all riled up is that a lot of my friends have been getting married, having kids, buying their first houses etc. And I worry that I’m falling behind the curve, because I’m still at uni and partying and just generally enjoying (what’s left of) my youth.

After a lot of smoking, I’ve come to the realisation that we just really can’t compare ourselves to others. Everyone is on different paths and we just have to be totally okay and trust that life will all work out. And that’s my message to you guys today – remember that whatever you’re doing, you’re okay and you’re great and you’re right where you are meant to be. Please don’t smoke too many ciggies.

Love, Akika xoxoxoxoxoxoox